Author Topic: G25 shifter weakness  (Read 3056 times)

[SJ]GT_Raycer

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G25 shifter weakness
« on: December 21, 2007, 02:10:55 pm »
As any of you G25 users know, the G25 is a great wheel, but the weak spot in it is the shifter module.  Well, you guessed it!  After only 7 or 8 months, mine no longer functions properly in H-shifter mode.   :(

A couple weeks ago it started shifting into 6th when I shifted it to 4th. (Only for a second, then it would find the RIGHT gear)  Since then, it does it with 2nd (shifting to 4th instead of 2nd, or just jumping out of gear)   :grrr:

That's the BAD news...The GOOD news is that I've been in contact with Logitech Customer Support, and they were EXCELLENT.   :biggrin:  All contact was through email, and they responded to every email the SAME DAY.

I'll be returning my shifter module (only) to Logitech and they will be sending a new G25 (complete).  :biggrin:

Hopefully, Logitech will make the shifter module in their NEXT wheel INDESTRUCTABLE!  But, in the mean time, it's good to know that they stand by their customers and offer excellent support.   :hats off:

[SJ]T Hez

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Re: G25 shifter weakness
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2007, 03:18:03 pm »
I've experienced similar problems with mine: H-shifter was almost acting like the sequential one.
All the "high" (physically on the shifter) gears were detected as one and the same gear, just like the "low" gears were detected as another, single gear.
Brought it back to the shop where they replaced the old shifter with a new one  thumbs up

[SJ]Stein

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Re: G25 shifter weakness
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2007, 07:40:04 pm »
Grinn.. first time i brought it back was because of the framehits and me not beeing able to resolve it.. dragged it completely back to the shop.. got a new one... then the reverse wouldn't work anymore.. i'm not opening up the shifterunit alltho it would have been a loose connection.. seems the soldering wasn't up to par.. so brought it back... dragged it to the store again got a new one.. or at least.. new one they had on the shelf. Theyll just ship it back and nothing i ever heard from it.. So basically it's the shifters that are the weakest links... i guess we all knew that just by how it felt the first time we shifted ... and the eyebrows that went up with ofcourse the smile on ones face as one was actually shifting it for real, but in shorter dimensions..



Woof ~ Woof


[SJ]GT_Raycer

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Re: G25 shifter weakness
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2007, 07:46:31 pm »
Spot on, Steiny!   ;)

"As any of you G25 users know, the G25 is a great wheel, but the weak spot in it is the shifter module."  "Hopefully, Logitech will make the shifter module in their NEXT wheel INDESTRUCTABLE!"

 :salute:

[SJ]Mario-C

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Re: G25 shifter weakness
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2007, 09:19:00 pm »
and with a bit better feel and precision lets hope

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: G25 shifter weakness
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2007, 10:44:46 pm »
Aint it just two pots defining the position of the shifter?
So basically they made it cheap joystick, in addition the drivers to make it shifter..  lol
They had to save on something, since the wheel is quality and pedals are ok.

[SJ]Byron

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Re: G25 shifter weakness
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2007, 10:52:03 pm »
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...since the wheel is quality and pedals are ok.


 :oooh:

( lol)

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: G25 shifter weakness
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2007, 10:54:41 pm »
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...since the wheel is quality and pedals are ok.


 :oooh:

( lol)


Well, the guy designing the pedals obviously thought that "Heel & Toe" means braking and clutching with the same foot! lol

[SJ]JuneBug

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Re: G25 shifter weakness
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2007, 10:56:06 pm »
This link provides some internal pics of the G25 shifter, about a third of the way down the page. Offers instruct to dismantle as well... for those who want a boo at it  :)

http://forum.rscnet.org/showthread.php?t=277322

[SJ]DRokK

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Re: G25 shifter weakness
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2007, 01:14:56 am »
whoa! that smiley gets me every time!
whoa! make it stop!
well of i owned a g25 near end of warrenty i would be wondering, how do i go about getting it swapped.


[SJ]Sh1te R1der

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Re: G25 shifter weakness
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2007, 08:10:47 am »
had my shifter apart a couple of times to sort out over sensitivity etc... it get's pretty mucky in there, and a quick clean and shine seems to work fine (hey... i'm a poet, and i didn't even realise!).  I have to admit, after failing to find the kids erasers, i have also purchased the little chunk of rubber from nixim to sort out the brake pedal... i'll let you know how it goes.

[SJ]DRokK

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Re: G25 shifter weakness
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2007, 12:33:10 pm »
want to use 900 degrees rotation but struggling to turn wheel from lock to lock fast enough?
fear not my fellow junkies the answer has arrived!
Introducibg the STEERING KNOB  :jawdrop: :jawdrop:
gotta love the inlaws and there comedy xmas gifts  rotfl

[SJ]GT_Raycer

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Re: G25 shifter weakness
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2008, 05:36:03 pm »
I received my replacement G25 yesterday.   thumbs up  I would have had it sooner, but with the holidays + all, I never got the shifter shipped out to them until Jan. 8th.   :innocent:

I mounted the new stuff on my Bob Earl Racing VRC (Virtual Racing Cockpit) and all is working well again.  :)

 :think:  I wonder if they'll send me another new G25 NEXT YEAR, when this new shifter CRAPS OUT like the first one did?   lol

[SJ]JuneBug

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Re: G25 shifter weakness
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2008, 08:53:16 pm »
Introducibg the STEERING KNOB  :jawdrop: :jawdrop:


 lol we call that a suicide ball over here lol

@ Ray - good stuff man, I hope this one works for you and does not cause any more issues  thumbs up